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2011 Kia Sorento 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 2011 Toyota Highlander
     
2WD 4dr I4 LX
  • 2WD 4dr I4 Base
  • 2WD 4dr I4 LX
  • AWD 4dr I4 LX
  • 2WD 4dr I4 EX
  • 2WD 4dr V6 LX
  • AWD 4dr I4 EX
  • AWD 4dr V6 LX
  • 2WD 4dr V6 EX
  • AWD 4dr V6 EX
  • 2WD 4dr V6 SX
  • AWD 4dr V6 SX
FWD 4dr I4 Man GLS *Ltd Avail*
  • FWD 4dr I4 Man GLS *Ltd Avail*
  • FWD 4dr I4 Man GLS
  • FWD 4dr I4 Auto GLS *Ltd Avail*
  • FWD 4dr I4 Auto GLS
  • AWD 4dr I4 Auto GLS *Ltd Avail*
  • AWD 4dr I4 Auto GLS
  • FWD 4dr V6 Auto GLS *Ltd Avail*
  • FWD 4dr V6 Auto GLS
  • FWD 4dr V6 Auto SE *Ltd Avail*
  • FWD 4dr V6 Auto SE
  • AWD 4dr V6 Auto GLS *Ltd Avail*
  • AWD 4dr V6 Auto GLS
  • FWD 4dr I4 Auto Limited *Ltd Avail*
  • FWD 4dr I4 Auto Limited
  • AWD 4dr V6 Auto SE *Ltd Avail*
  • AWD 4dr V6 Auto SE
  • FWD 4dr V6 Auto Limited *Ltd Avail*
  • FWD 4dr V6 Auto Limited
  • AWD 4dr V6 Auto Limited *Ltd Avail*
  • AWD 4dr V6 Auto Limited
FWD 4dr L4 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (GS)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • FWD 4dr L4 SE (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr L4 SE (GS)
  • FWD 4dr L4 SE (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 SE (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 SE (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 SE (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SE (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SE (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SE (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)

Prices

MSRP $22,795 $21,845 $28,090
Invoice $22,025 $21,017 $25,647
Avg. Paid $14,882 $14,555 $20,725

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 7.9 8.2
Critics' Rating 8.4 8.2 8.6
Performance 7.8 7.3 7.9
Interior 7.9 8.1 8.2
Operating Cost 8.2 8.2 8.0
Safety 9.0 9.7 9.3
Reliability 2.5 3.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Long list of standard features
  • Available V6 balances power and fuel economy
  • Lots of standard features
  • Great reliability and safety scores
  • Fantastic fuel economy
  • Standard USB/Bluetooth
  • Great fuel economy with base engine
  • High-quality interior
  • Strong safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Available third row is tight
  • Less cargo space than some rivals
  • Base engine can feel underpowered
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Unremarkable handling
  • Third row is fairly cramped
  • Base engine is underpowered
  • Rivals offer more interior space
  • Uninspiring handling

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.7L/163
MPG 21 City / 29 Hwy 19 City / 26 Hwy 20 City / 25 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 106.3 109.8
Length, Overall (in) 183.9 184.1 188.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.2 74.4 75.2
Height, Overall (in) 67.3 67.9 68.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3796 3688 3946

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Optional
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 142.5 108.3 145.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 40.2 40.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.6 43.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.3 59.5 59.7
Front Hip Room (in) 56.3 55.8 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.6 40.1
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 36.8 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 58.6 59.5
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9 55.0 56.5
Third Leg Room (in) 29.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 72.5 78.2 95.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 37.0 34.2 42.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 10.3

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.4L/144 2.7L/163
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 175 @ 6000 175 @ 6000 187 @ 5800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 169 @ 3750 169 @ 3750 186 @ 4100
Transmission Automatic w/OD Manual Automatic
Turning diameter 35.7 35.4 38.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 26 25
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 19.8 19.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard